Meet the GitLab Heroes

GitLab Heroes are members of the wider GitLab community who make outstanding contributions to GitLab and our community around the globe.

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Ben Bodenmiller

Ben Bodenmiller

Riverside, CA, USA

Core Team member

Jacopo Beschi

Jacopo Beschi

Brescia, Italy

Core Team member

Takuya Noguchi

Takuya Noguchi

Tokyo, Japan

Core Team member

Karan Verma

Karan Verma

Jalandhar, India

Gitlab Hero

Software Engineer | Tech Enthusiast
Abubakar Sadiq Hassan

Abubakar Sadiq Hassan

Bauchi, Nigeria

GitLab Hero

Taisuke 'Jeff' Inoue

Taisuke 'Jeff' Inoue

Tokyo, Japan

GitLab Hero

Adrian Moisey

Adrian Moisey

Cape Town, South Africa

GitLab Hero

Adrian is a Systems Engineer at SalesLoft. He is involved with the DevOps scene in Cape Town, organises meetups and is active on the local ZATech slack group.
Rachid Zarouali

Rachid Zarouali

Lyon, France

GitLab Hero

Docker Captain, Microsoft MVP Azure, Cloud architect and Opensource addict
Yoginth

Yoginth

Tamil Nadu, India

GitLab Hero

Designer & Developer, Love to ship open source libraries
Jean-Yves Gastaud

Jean-Yves Gastaud

Lyon, France

GitLab Hero

Business Unit Manager at Clever Age, DevOps and JAMStack fan
Kevin Crawley

Kevin Crawley

Nashville, United States

GitLab Hero

Docker Captain, SRE + DevOps at Single Music, and Technologist at Instana
Philipp Westphalen

Philipp Westphalen

Hamburg, Germany

GitLab Hero

Passionate Software Developer, interest in DevOps automation and fall in love with GitLab CI
Mario García

Mario García

Tapachula, Mexico

GitLab Hero

FOSS Enthusiast | Speaker | Mozilla Reps | Python & Rust Dev | GitLab Hero
Mark Downey

Mark Downey

Virginia, United States

GitLab Hero

Sr Manager at Genworth | Tech Enthusiast
Marshall Cottrell

Marshall Cottrell

Nashville, United States

GitLab Hero

Lead Engineer of the Platform Team at MRI Technologies, a woman-owned small business contractor for NASA
Sean Corkum

Sean Corkum

Milwaukee, USA

GitLab Hero

Sr. Software Engineer who is passionate about bleeding edge tech, blazing fast automated pipelines, and cloud-native projects.
Darwin Sanoy

Darwin Sanoy

Philadelphia, USA

GitLab Hero

The Village Cloudsmith - At The Flaming Forge Of The Cloud
Michel Engelen

Michel Engelen

Zeven, Germany

GitLab Hero

Senior Software Engineer at diva-e | JavaScript & nodeJS addict | Nerdic
Mike Nick

Mike Nick

Milwaukee, USA

GitLab Hero

Engineer who enjoys moving actual boulders as well as the metaphorical kind
Kyle Persohn

Kyle Persohn

Milwaukee, United States

GitLab Hero

Software Engineer | DIYer | GitLab enthusiast, especially CICD/Runners
Manuel Grabowski

Manuel Grabowski

Passau, Germany

GitLab Hero

WebOps Engineer, Developer
Onose Oghenevwogaga

Onose Oghenevwogaga

Warri, Nigeria

GitLab Hero

Country Organizer, GitLab Nigeria Community
Nico Meisenzahl

Nico Meisenzahl

Rosenheim, Germany

GitLab Hero

Senior Consultant, speaker & blogger. Loves DevOps & K8s
Riccardo Padovani

Riccardo Padovani

Munich, Germany

GitLab Hero

Solutions Architect with a strong passion for FOSS
Frank Ford

Frank Ford

Virginia, United States

GitLab Hero

Application Development Manager, Genworth
Simone D'Avico

Simone D'Avico

Lugano, Switzerland

GitLab Hero

Software Engineer | FP fanboy | Incurable optimist
James Tharpe

James Tharpe

Atlanta, GA, USA

GitLab Hero

Dad, software engineering generalist, armchair philosopher.
Alex Viscreanu

Alex Viscreanu

Brno, Czech Republic

GitLab Hero

Platform engineer, devops but more dev than ops
Cory Zibell

Cory Zibell

New Haven, CT, USA

GitLab Hero

Tech Lead | Extropian
Max Wittig

Max Wittig

Lucerne, Switzerland

GitLab Hero

DevOps Engineer with a strong passion for open source software, interested in upcoming technologies
Will Hall

Will Hall

Cambridge/London, UK

GitLab Hero

DevOps Consultant, Speaker and Contributor - guitarist and dad.
Rouineb Hama

Rouineb Hama

Paris, France

GitLab Hero

DevOps Engineer, Big Data passionate, loves sharing knowledge and talking about technology
Zach Dunn

Zach Dunn

Washington, DC, USA

GitLab Hero

Dad, Herder of Trolls, Builder of Clouds - In that order
Yannick Siewe

Yannick Siewe

Essen, Germany

GitLab Hero

DevOps Specialist / MultiCloud Engineer, Meetup and Conference Speaker - open source contributor.
J. Manrique López de la Fuente

J. Manrique López de la Fuente

Madrid, Spain

GitLab Hero

Bilbaino born in Gijon, living in Fuenla, and working in Bitergia. Open Source, Community, Surf, and my family passionate
Nicolas Fränkel

Nicolas Fränkel

Geneva, Switzerland

GitLab Hero

Developer Advocate, Conference Speaker, Java Geek, Blog & Book Author
Samuel Alfageme

Samuel Alfageme

Valladolid, Spain

GitLab Hero

DevOps | SRE aficionado | FOSS advocate
Christophe Chaudier

Christophe Chaudier

Saint-Étienne, France

GitLab Hero

DevOps and Continuous Delivery Specialist, Community Leader of "Les Compagnons du DevOps" and creator of Froggit.fr
Roger Meier

Roger Meier

Greifensee, Switzerland

GitLab Hero

Principal Key Expert, Coder, Open Source Enthusiast | Siemens
Fred Zind

Fred Zind

Lyon, France

GitLab Hero

Happy human, junior developper, vebose free software enthousiast, snake charmer mechanic
Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Manchester, UK

GitLab Hero

Software Engineer Lead & Insufferable Know-It-All
Fabio Huser

Fabio Huser

Zug, Switzerland

GitLab Hero

Software Architect, Foolstack Developer, OpenSource Enthusiast
Artur Frysiak

Artur Frysiak

Wrocław, Poland

GitLab Hero

DevOps Engineer
Matteo Codogno

Matteo Codogno

Lugano, Switzerland

GitLab Hero

Tech Lead | Full stack tinkerer | Love to experiment with new technologies
Jason Mongaras

Jason Mongaras

Texas, United States

GitLab Hero

Software Architect | MultiCloud Engineer | Meetup Organizer - Austin